Wednesday, March 28, 2012

En plein aire

Nothing like being out in a field of flowers on a Spring day!

Monday, March 26, 2012

March Bluebonnets

8"x10" oil on linen panel
Drove up to Marble Falls to see the folks on Saturday. I must have stopped a dozen times to take photos.
After a visit, I left my dog Stella, (too much cactus), and headed back out to paint. This area was in Kingsland just across from The Legends Golf Course down a winding dirt road. It was hard to pick a spot to paint!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Bridges Corral

9"x12" oil 

Got up early on Saturday, St. Paddies Day to meet with the Plein Air Artists group for the first time for a paintout at the Bridges Ranch in Driftwood.
It was cloudy with strong winds and I managed to capture a wee fragment of sky breaking through. Our host, Trisha, informed me that this corral was over 150 years old!
Thanks to the group for allowing an outsider to join them.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

After The Rain

8"x10" oil on linen panel
After nearly a week of storms, the rain ceased on Sunday and I loaded up to search for bluebonnets. I trekked to Driftwood where I've seen fields of the purple/blue flower in the past. Alas, no bluebonnets, but I discovered this wonderful spot where the fields were full of yellow flowers and this little puddle of standing water reflecting the sky.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Twin Lakes

8"x10" oil on linen panel
Sunday was warm and breezy, so I decided to paint at the Twin Lakes YMCA in Cedar Park. This is where part of Brushy Creek starts, this little tributary off of the lake.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Rounding The Corner

8"x10" oil on linen panel
After driving around for 2 hours taking photos and mental notes, much to the relief of my dog, Stella, I chose this little shed hiding off the road in the trees at about 4:30. The farmers were out with their tractors and I was a little nervous that I'd have to pack up and get out of the way. It was very breezy and the clouds were flying by. It looks like Spring is on the way and evident in the grass and the shrub near the entrance.